In light of the new found focus on technology and innovation, all is set for the 9th Career Day of The Bridge Leadership Foundation.

The career day is the largest convergence of young people in South-South Nigeria, who are building innovative and creative enterprises.

The conference seeks to stimulate relevant engagement and innovative thinking among young people, and brings together the best minds in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, career and leadership development in Nigeria and across Africa.

Distinguished personalities and notable experts in technology, youth and enterprise development, business and industry exposure, and policy formulators will also participate and lead the discussions that will drive the 2019 Career Day Conference.

This year’s event with the Theme: Technology & Innovation: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future, hopes to galvanize digital solutions, embed innovative and intuitive reasoning in the minds of youths in a bid to profer solutions to social issues.

The 2019 Career Day will also generate answers to questions that will inspire new debates, approaches, tools and technologies to better address the multiple challenges, needs and issues facing local communities and the world at large.

Guest appearance and speakers at the event include, Senator Liyel Imoke, Founder, The Bridge Leadership Foundation,

CEO & Founder, Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, CEO Dragon Africa, Obi Asika,  Founder, Opportunity Desk and iKapture Development Networks, Grace Ihejiamaizu,

Founder & CEO, Wave; Misan Rewane, Founder & CEO, Techpoint; Adewale Yusuf.

Others are Emilia Asim-Ita, Founder/Practice Director, A’Lime Media Limited, Bruce Lucas, Founder, Olotusquare, Emmanuel Mimshach Obioha, Director of Partnerships; Ventures Platform Foundation, Daniel Chinagizi, Founder/CEO; Innovation Growth Hub, Olusola Amusan, Partner, Coven Works Inc.

The event which is scheduled for 8.am of Saturday, July, 20th 2019, will hold at the prestigious Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC), Calabar; with over 5,000 youths expected to participate physically while hundreds of thousands will join the conversation online.

Youths, innovators, technocrats, top government functionaries, industry experts, policy formulators, business leaders, entrepreneurs, development practitioners, as well as international agencies are expected to grace this year’s event.

The Bridge Leadership Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders, who lead themselves and others.

Since inception in 2011, the Foundation has addressed gaps in the provision of practical leadership models for the younger generation and has over the years provided platforms designed to develop, mentor and empower young people to maximize their potentials.

Registration and participation for the event is free.

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